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It "turns" the other way now...
Vejr: direction - V (260); speed - 3 m/s; cloud cover - 4/8; visibility - 18+ km; temperature - 15.1 °C
We had near perfect conditions at the sea migration today, no wind, no rain, but... unfortunately, no birds as well. Common Scoters and Oystercatchers reached a record-low today (since I am here). However, we were really satisfied with 11 Arctic Skuas, they carried us through the morning, as the count otherwise would have been extremely "unexciting". The definite highlight were two Caspian terns, that we luckily could spot at acceptable range and, due to the few other birds, managed to follow them astonished with our scopes before we took on counting the (nearly nonexistent) rest of the birds. As Henrik shouted: "they turn the other way", while looking at the terns, but I Interpretetd "they TERN" the other way", the title of today's blog was born. Gannets again gathered up right infront of us, but numbers were a little lower than the previous days.
Bent was assisted by Sandra for her final two hours in the morning before he carried on ringing alone (as Sandra and me headed to the airport to get her to her plane). All in All, he had 12 Species with 25 individuals.
Ringmærkning: Dunnock (5), Robin (1), Song Thrush (1), Reed Warbler (1), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Common Whitethroat (4), Garden Wabler (3), Blackcap (3), Spotted Flycatcher (1), Coal Tit (1), Blue Tit (3), Yellowhammer (1). In total: 25 birds of 12 species.
There will be more time for pictures tomorrow, I promise, so tune in tomorrow,